A hot fledgling motorcycle taxi hailing service has hit a wall in Malaysia before it’s even gotten off the road properly.
Dego Ride found itself effectively banned from Malaysian streets on Friday, after regulators threatened to seize motorcycles belonging to people offering rides on their vehicles, local news reports say.
The penalty is an unusually stiff one, compared with other countries which have typically issued fines to unauthorised drivers from ride-sharing apps.
A director for the Road Transport Department said that over 6,000 motorcycle riders were registered with Dego Ride in the Klang Valley — an area surrounding Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur. Read more…